Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell designated CGG (Compagnie Generale de Geophysique) as a Dell Center for Research Excellence, citing the company's innovative use of technology in the field of seismic research for oil and gas exploration.
Sun Microsystems announced that Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Bill Joy, is leaving Sun. Joy joined Sun Microsystems in 1982, the year of its inception. Most recently he has served as the company's chief scientist.
The University of Texas at Austin and IBM Research, based on support from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will collaborate to produce an adaptive, high-performance microprocessor.
Roche and Igen International Inc. jointly announced that they have reached definitive agreements to resolve their long-running dispute on the rights to Igen's electrochemiluminescence (ECL) technology used by Roche's diagnostics division.
NextGen Sciences Ltd., a company developing and manufacturing platform technologies for protein research, and LabVantage Solutions, Inc.
GE Medical Systems Information Technologies, the healthcare IT business of General Electric Company, and Triple G Systems Group announced that GE Canada Enterprises Company (GE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Electric Company, has completed the acquisition of Triple G.
Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco say they may have found a promising solution. They've developed a faster, more reliable test for identifying the disease, possibly even in living cows. Current tests can only detect the disease after the cow dies.
Tripos and United Devices announced plans to grid-enable Tripos' virtual screening applications to operate on United Devices' grid computing platform.
Bio-Rad Laboratories has entered into a research, supply and co-marketing agreement with Cell Signaling Technology (CST). Under this exclusive collaboration, Bio-Rad will develop multiplex bead-based assays for its Bio-Plex suspension array system using antibodies developed and validated by CST.
Accelrys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pharmacopeia, Inc.and active member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, announced a strategic agreement in which Accelrys will embed Oracle technology into their Discovery Studio family of products.
Thermo Electron Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire laboratory equipment provider Jouan SA for 110.9 million euros (currently USD $124 million) in cash plus the assumption of approximately 7.1 million euros (USD $8.0 million) of consolidated net debt.
LION bioscience AG announced an agreement with the European Patent Office (EPO) for its SRS software and for LION SolutionCenter Professional Services. The EPO has licensed LION's SRS to assist in the review and approval of patent applications in the life sciences area.
Chemical Computing Group (CCG) has begun a collaboration with Aeon Technology (Aeon) of San Diego and Ryoka Systems to provide an integrated scientific software solution for the Materials Science market.
The Cerity NDS family provides lab-specific software applications that model the way analysts work in particular laboratory environments, making every step of the lab's workflow more efficient.
CompuSec 4.15 includes functions to encrypt and digitally sign e-mail, which aims to extend the range of security features provided in one single product. This new e-mail encryption feature supports Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express.